ALS Metallurgy is trusted by the international mining, engineering, and financial sectors. Our flotation specialists work with you to develop and demonstrate successful flotation regimes and circuits for a wide range of ores. Our operations are ISO9001 certified and have established a global reputation as a leader in flotation process development and optimisation.
Who is scraping your froth? Are they a casual employee working outside or in a back shed without any safety or technical supervision? Unfortunately, our industry is full of such examples. Not at ALS. Between our laboratories in Western Australia, Tasmania, and Kamloops in Canada, ALS has thousands of square meters devoted to flotation with a stable team of professional metallurgists and technicians all with hundreds of thousands of tests under their belts. ALS clients can be sure the person scraping their froth knows exactly what they are doing.
Strongly not recommended. Flotation is an extremely size sensitive process and because the RC drilling process imparts a lot of energy into the sample, the resulting fine particle size distribution is likely to be much finer than required. Also, the detergents used in RC drilling will very often react unfavorably in the flotation cell with other reagents. Diamond drill core or ROM material are always preferable for metallurgical testwork.
Well that depends on the sample material and extent of the program, but some rough guidelines are as follows:
Yes, but disposal fees apply together with supply of MSDS.
No. Insurance and safety protocols usually prevent this. Exceptions sometime can be made during pilot plants for inducted clients.
Yes, clients are always welcome to visit our facilities and observe samples or tests in progress, never more so that for flotation. Inductions are required and other rules may apply to visitors.
Generally, yes. ALS has facilities and procedures to treat fibrous and radioactive samples. Surcharges do apply, however, to cover safety equipment, monitoring and decontamination.
ALS is a quarantine approved premises and treats many samples of oversea origin. Strict regulatory requirements are in needed around packaging and paperwork, however. ALS can advise you on these requirements.
Yes, if a testwork program is in progress, ALS will happily dispatch testwork products and feed samples to vendors, third party laboratories, and customers as required. Fees apply.
No, as it is not our core business and would put us in direct competition with many of our clients. We can, however, put you in contact with a range of reputable engineering providers and consultants.